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Conservative Radio Host Mark Levin Offers President Obama $50,000 In Exchange Of One-Hour Debate (AUDIO)

Posted: 03/15/2012 10:13 am Updated: 03/15/2012 10:16 am

Mark Levin

Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin has offered to donate a large sum of money to a super PAC supporting President Obama if the President will agree to debate him.

Speaking on his Wednesday radio show, Levin promised Priorities USA $50,000 in exchange for a one-hour debate with Obama.

"People are giving a lot less than that," Levin said of his offer. "Just one hour, a debate. It doesn’t even have to be televised. In fact, we’ll do it right here on this program. [It would] be very professional, be very fair, equal time, just a debate." He then said he'd find what he called a "neutral place" for the debate. "PBS is no neutral place, but we’ll find a neutral place. Maybe a McDonald’s," he said.

This is not the first time Levin has offered someone a large sum of money on the air. Following the horrific shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona, Levin offered MSNBC host Chris Matthews $100,000 to prove his claim that radio hosts like Levin and Michael Savage promoted what Matthews referred to as ugly rhetoric - something that came under harsh scrutiny in the wake of the Tucson shootings.

Savage, a fellow conservative radio host, has also offered people money on the air. In December, he offered GOP candidate Newt Gingrich one million dollars to drop out of the Republican primary race, which Gingrich clearly did not accept.

Listen to the audio via The Daily Caller above.

(H/T Real Clear Politics).

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  • Lynnette Acosta

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  • Marc Benioff

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  • Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)

  • Lincoln Chafee

    Governor of Rhode Island

  • Ann Cherry

    Retired teacher, OFA volunteer leader from North Carolina

  • Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.)

  • Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.)

  • Bill Daley

    Former White House Chief of Staff

  • Maria Elena Durazo

    Executive Treasurer of LA. County AFL-CO

  • Sen Richard Durbin (D-Ill.)

  • Rahm Emanuel

    Mayor of Chicago, former White House Chief of Staff

  • Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.)

  • Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas)

  • Loretta Harper

    High school counselor, OFA volunteer leader from Nevada

  • Kamala Harris

    Attorney General of California

  • Sai Iyer

    Student at Virginia Commonwealth University, OFA volunteer leader from Virginia

  • Caroline Kennedy

    Author, President of John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

  • Eva Longoria

    Actress and philanthropist

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    OFA volunteer leader from Wisconsin

  • Vashti McKenzie

    African Methodist Episcopal Bishop

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    Actor, Former White House Associate Director for the Office of Public Engagement

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    Retired Navy Admiral

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    Governor of Massachusetts

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    Former Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Energy

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    Founder and CEO of PSP Capital Partners

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    Army veteran and paralympian

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  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

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    President of the Human Rights Campaign

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Filed by Rebecca Shapiro  |